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Charlottesville Charter School Proposal Pulled

By: Althea Paul
By: Althea Paul

April 12, 2006

It looks like Charlottesville will not be home to a charter school, at least not this time around.

According to school board officials, the proposal was withdrawn from the city. The idea was first presented about a year ago.

The board however was concerned about several issues with the proposal and had asked the applicants to make some revisions.

School officials say the board was gearing up to vote on whether or not to move forward.

"We talked about having that on our April 20th agenda. So the pullout of the application at this time has come as quite a surprise," said Charlottesville school board chair, Julie Gronlund.

Gronlund adds that the fact that the process was new to everyone may have led to some frustrations. The chairwoman says she has not spoken to the applicants yet about their decision.


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